The City of Dayton is strengthening its strategic and economic ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the two organizations plan for the future. A task force report issued September 8 contains 17 recommendations designed to capitalize on short- and long-term opportunities, particularly those related to incoming BRAC missions. Some of the key recommendations include: Marketing office space and meeting space to contractors and BRAC-related operations; Promoting and supporting federal HUBZone opportunities to companies doing business with Wright-Patterson; Completing a bike path from downtown to key Wright-Patterson gates and sprucing up the Springfield Street corridor. The task force, convened and co-chaired by Commissioner Matt Joseph and City Manager Tim Riordan, consists of high-ranking WPAFB officials and community and business leaders. Commissioner Joseph initiated the project in recognition of Wright-Patterson's importance to Dayton and potential economic gains related to BRAC (the Base Realignment and Closure process), which is bringing new missions, jobs and technologies to Wright-Patterson.